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how to turn a laser pointer into a laser cutter? Answered

does any one know how to turn a regular laser pointer into a laser that will burn somthing when you point it at it?

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westfw (author)2007-08-17

Keep in mind that the "small" 30W laser in the engraver Instructables gave away is about 6000 times more powerful than the 5mW that is the maximum a legal laser pointer is supposed to put out. It's more than 100 times more powerful than the 250mW (?) converted DVD-writer laser.

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The video is from an instructable..

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Kaiven (author)Weissensteinburg2007-08-16

i noticed LITTLE while later

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gmoon (author)2007-08-13

The info in the 'laser flashlight' (from instructables and elsewhere on the web) is largely taken from this source:

Howto: Make a DVD Burner into a High-Powered Laser

I don't think you'll have much luck with a consumer laser pointer....

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LasVegas (author)2007-07-09

It depends on the pointer. Some can be tweeked to boost the laser enough. Do a google search for "laser pointer hack" or "laser pointer mod" for lots of info about it.

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